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Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix has been suspended over the firm’s practices

Christopher Wylie, a former employee of Cambridge Analytica turned whistleblower said on Tuesday that the company had worked extensively in India and believed it was employed by the Congress party during his evidence before a United Kingdom parliamentary committee investigating the issue of fake news.

"Cambridge Analytica would have a database and AIQ would access that database, otherwise the software wouldn't work". I don't remember a national project but I know regionally. India's so big that one state can be as big as Britain.

He wrote: "The EC/ICO (Electoral Commission/Information Commissioner's Office) inquiries will look at the facts, the completely different stories that the whistleblowers tell each time they appear (their credibility is such that I bet their lawyers won't let them appear as witnesses), the evidence, and the law. I believe I have some documentation on India which I can also provide to the committee".

"Christopher Wylie was a part-time contractor who left in July 2014 and has no direct knowledge of our work or practices since that date", Cambridge Analytica said in a statement.

The whistleblower Christopher Wylie told UK Parliament's investigating committee that CA had offices and staff in India. Zuckerberg will instead send his Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer or Chief Product Officer Chris Cox to appear before the United Kingdom committee.

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Wylie claims the data was sold to Cambridge Analytica, which then used it to psychologically profile people and deliver material in favour of Donald Trump during the 2016 USA presidential elections.

The BJP and the Congress has been at loggerheads since news broke out last week that data analytics company Cambridge Analytica had collected data on 50 mn American Facebook users without their consent and used it to spread fake news through the platform.

He told MPs that it was advantageous for AIQ - which internal documents showed was effectively a "franchise" - to be presented as separate because of the requirement to avoid the appearance of "co-ordination" under USA electoral law.

The legal filings allege that Cambridge Analytica and its executives ignored Levy's advice and allowed foreigners to be involved in "management decisions of US political committee clients concerning expenditures and disbursements during the 2014 and 2016 elections".

Wiley said that a Cambridge Analytica-linked company handled hacked data from Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.


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